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Paul Hamilton
April 11, 2017 - 3:01 pm
(WGR 550) - There just has to be a better way to construct the Stanley Cup Playoffs. One of the matchups in the Eastern Conference pits 13th ranked Boston against 12th seeded Ottawa. Another first round series has number four Columbus against the 2nd seeded Penguins. I would rather see 1-through-16...
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Mike Schopp
April 11, 2017 - 1:17 pm
It’s being called the most exciting day of the NHL season. Better than the night the Stanley Cup gets awarded -- unless you’re a fan of the winning team or the annual boo-blast of the commissioner. Better than the lottery, which gets crammed into one playoff intermission. Better than the All-Star...
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Jeremy White
April 10, 2017 - 7:37 pm
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray has a busy offseason ahead of him. He’ll have to decide what to do about head coach Dan Bylsma, then he'll navigate the Sabres through the Expansion Draft. The NHL Draft follows, and then free agency kicks off at the start of July. Murray will have so many...
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Brayton Wilson
April 10, 2017 - 4:17 pm
The Buffalo Sabres held their end of the year locker room cleanout day at the KeyBank Center on Monday morning after closing out the 2016-17 season with a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon on the road. The Sabres finished the season with a disappointing 33-37-12 record with 78...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:51 pm
Buffalo Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma spoke Monday morning at locker room cleanout day after wrapping up a disappointing season for his group on Sunday. Bylsma led to the Sabres to the worst season, record-wise, in his coaching career at 33-37-12 and 78 points in the standings. It is also the second...
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Paul Hamilton
April 10, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel clearly is not happy with how this season went and after a few very short and curt answers, he opened up a little. Monday was locker cleanout for a team that missed the playoffs by 17 points. Eichel missed the first 21 games with a high ankle sprain, but still...
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Howard Simon
April 10, 2017 - 12:30 pm
I feel like I'm supposed to be angry with the Buffalo Sabres. This season was a failure. Instead of taking a step forward, the 2016-2017 edition of the Sabres took a step back. I wasn't expecting a playoff spot but I was expecting the Sabres to be in the thick of the race for most if not all of the...
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Brayton Wilson
April 10, 2017 - 9:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres close out the 2016-17 season on a low no with a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon at Amalie Arena. The Sabres got out to the early lead at the 13:56 mark of the first period with a goal from William Carrier on a two-on-one rush that beat goalie Andrei...
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April 10, 2017 - 7:42 am
In the first of two games in Florida to close out the season, the Buffalo Sabres were shutout by the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Saturday at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. After a scoreless first period, Nick Bjugstad opened the scoring in the second period after firing an innocent wrister at Lehner...
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April 09, 2017 - 11:41 am
By: Mike Jafari @mjafariWGR The Denver Pioneers are back on top of the college hockey world after defeating the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3-2 on Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. It is the Pioneers' first NCAA title since 2005, and the eighth title in school history...
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